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Free Stock Photos: a big list of great websites with wondeful Free Images for your blog

 

Looking for the perfect free stock photos for your blog or website?

So, I understand you completely. You have built an amazing website or blog and you would like to have great images to bring a little je ne sais quoi to your mesmerizing pages. Of course, you don’t want to spend your last well earn paycheck on visuals.

The last couple years, I have looked at numerous websites and for me, that list of 50 websites is the best I could come up with. I will update this list as time goes by. I tend to look for more creative options with beautiful images and a sense of style. I also greatly appreciate the works of photographers that are giving away some of their images. Some of them are included in the list.

 

What is the Creative Commons (CC0)

First let’s talk about the Creative Commons. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) available in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing.

The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world’s public photography archives. Click here to look the Creative Commons website.

Briefly…

Attribution means:

You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – but only if they give you credit.

Noncommercial means:

You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work – and derivative works based upon it – but for noncommercial purposes only.

No Derivative Works means:

You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.

Share Alike means:

You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

Public Domain Dedication (CC0) means:

You, the copyright holder, waive your interest in your work and place the work as completely as possible in the public domain so others may freely exploit and use the work without restriction under copyright or database law.

Public Domain Work means:

Works, or aspects of copyrighted works, which copyright law does not protect. Typically, works become part of the public domain because their term of protection under copyright law expired, the owner failed to follow certain required formalities, or the works are not eligible for copyright protection.

50 sites where you can get free stock images for your blog.

 

1. Pixabay

http://pixabay.com
On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain. You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission and without paying attribution.

 

2. Refe

http://getrefe.tumblr.com
Refe is a marketplace of royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking photos of people interacting with technology.

 

3. Flickr

http://www.flickr.com
Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.

 

4. Compfight

http://compfight.com
Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. To really take advantage of the Compfight experience, you will need to get familiar with the Creative Commons, and understand each license type. Please always double check licenses before use.

 

5. FreeImages.com

http://www.freeimages.com
They have over 388551 Free Photos and Textures. The images are free as long as you stick to the rules in the Image license Agreement. Also, in some cases you may need to notify the artists about using the images and sometimes you need to give credit to them. You can see these restrictions under the image previews, right next to the Download button.

 

6. StockSnap.io

http://stocksnap.io
High quality and high resolution images free from all copyright restrictions (CC0) – no attribution required.
They’re very grateful for all the photographers who are nice enough to share their work for free. To pay their respects, they identify the author of each photograph and link back to their profile.

 

7. CC Search – Creative Commons

http://search.creativecommons.org
search.creativecommons.org will help you find photos, music, text, books, educational material, and more that is free to share or build upon utilizing Creative Commons enabled search services at Google and Flickr.

 

8. Magdeleine

http://magdeleine.co
Free photo of the day on Magdeleine.co, a blog that features the best free high-quality stock photographies for your inspiration.

 

9. FoodiesFeed

http://foodiesfeed.com
Download 1000+ beautiful realistic free food pictures in high resolution. Food pictures for bloggers, graphic designers and web devs. Both personal and commercial use allowed.

 

10. Cupcake

http://cupcake.nilssonlee.se
All photos on www.cupcake.nilssonlee.se are licensed under the Creative Commons license CC0, which means that you are free to use the images without any costs. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission. Jonas Wimmerström decided to open this site – a treat from him as a photographer.

 

11. Snapwire Snaps

http://snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com
Snapwire Snaps is a personal favorite source for royalty free stock photos, since it’s their very own curated collection. All photos are free to use commercially under the Creative Commons, and the talented photographers submit their own work to bring you 7 snaps, every 7 days. You can also submit your own work to Snapwire Snaps.

 

12. Little Visuals

http://littlevisuals.co
Sign up to get 7 hi-res images zipped up in your inbox every 7 days. Use them anyway you want. Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration.

 

13. SplitShire

http://www.splitshire.com/
Instant download high quality free stock photos without copyright, do whatever you want. A couple years ago Daniel Nanescu created SplitShire with the simple aim of giving life to photographs that would have gone into oblivion without any utility.

 

14. Picjumbo

http://picjumbo.com
Viktor Hanacek is 22-year-old photographer, online entrepreneur and life enjoyer living in the Czech Republic. In 2013 he has created this stock photo site called picjumbo with free pictures that are today used by millions of bloggers, designers and marketers all around the world.

 

15. Unsplash

http://unsplash.com
Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

 

16. PhotoPin

http://photopin.com
Search millions of Creative Commons photos and add them to your blog posts easily. By filtering by license on PhotoPin, you will be able to see which images are eligible to be used in commercial (making money) or non-commercial ways. Both commercial and non-commercial need to have attribution.

 

17. Pexels

http://www.pexels.com
Free stock photos you can use everywhere. Free high-resolution photos for your next project. All photos are free for personal and commercial use and attribution is not required.

 

18. Albumarium

http://albumarium.com
Albumarium is a personal project where people can find and share beautiful images.

 

19. Ancestry Images

http://www.ancestryimages.com
This website is provided as a free image resource for historians, genealogists and anyone undertaking family history, ancestry or local history research. The site now contains over 31,100 images of old and antique prints, maps and portraits, dating from the 17th century but mostly from the later 18th century and 19th century.

 

20. DesignersPics

http://www.designerspics.com
Jeshu John, a web designer & developer always faced the challenge for the lack of quality free photographs. This is an initiative from his end to provide free photographs to one who is in need of photographs. Also he would like to mention that this is an ongoing project and will keep adding new pictures every day. Please note all these photographs are captured by Jeshu John and you can use them for your personal and commercial works absolutely free.

 

21. Epicantus

http://epicantus.tumblr.com
Photo by Daria. Feel free to use these hi-res photos for your landing pages, blog posts & designs.

 

22. Everystockphoto

http://www.everystockphoto.com
This is a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo’s license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos.

 

23. Free Nature Stock

http://freenaturestock.com
All photos published on Free Nature Stock are licensed under Creative Commons Zero. You are free to use the photos however you want, even in commercial work, without the need for permission or attribution. In short: do whatever you want. Created by Adrian Pelletier. One new photo will be added every day.

 

24. Free Range Stock

http://freerangestock.com
Images on the site are either shot by Freerange Stock, drawn from Freerange archives, or contributed by a talented community of photographers. They feel that the images want to be seen and good photos should be available to everyone – so they give the collections away with the hope that the images will be useful and be enjoyed.

 

25. Gratisography

http://www.gratisography.com
Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.
Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!
All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions.

 

26. ISO Republic

http://isorepublic.com
ISO Republic provides exclusive free and premium stock photos for creatives. This website was founded in October 2014 by Tom Eversley, a designer and photographer from England. All the images are high-resolution, and free for you to use on your commercial and personal creative projects.

 

27. jay mantri

http://jaymantri.com
free pics. do anything (CC0). make magic.

 

28. Jeshoots

http://jeshoots.com
Cool & free photos for you created by Jan Vašek. You can copy, modify, distribute and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission and without paying attribution.

 

29. Kaboompics

http://kaboompics.com
KaboomPics is a collection of good quality photos offered for free to bloggers, website owners, small businesses, freelancers & social media ninjas. This simple website gives you an opportunity to browse through thousands of pictures without any payment even for commercial use. This website was created by Karolina (staffage.pl) a web designer from Poland.

 

30. Life Of Pix

http://www.lifeofpix.com
Free stock photos, high-resolution, for personal and commercial uses. New pictures added weekly. High-resolution images, pix & photographies for free.

 

31. MMT

http://mmtstock.com
Free for commercial use photos by Jeffrey Betts. CC0 license.

 

32. Morguefile.com

http://morguefile.com
Morguefile is a free photo archive “for creatives, by creatives.” Founded by Michael Connors in the early Internet days of 1996, the site was created to serve as a free image exchange for creative professionals and teachers to use in their work. This same mission remains true today: they are a community-based free photo site, and all photos found in the Morguefile archive are free for you to download and re-use in your work, be it commercial or not.

 

33. Moveast

http://moveast.me
This is a journey of a Portuguese guy (João Pacheco) moving that decided that every photo should be used for free. Help yourselves and use them wherever you want (CC0).

 

34. New Old Stock

http://nos.twnsnd.co
Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions. All photos are at the very least available for personal and non-commercial use (Medium articles, blog posts, personal projects, hero image for your 404 page). If you are curious of whether or not you can use it, check the institution’s rights statement through the link provided to the original Flickr posting. Most prefer that you link back to the original flickr photo and mention the institution by name.

 

35. PhotoEverywhere.co.uk

http://photoeverywhere.co.uk
More than 3000 images online ready for instant, free download. Many of the images here are exclusive for download on this site. All images have been made available free of charge under a creative commons license – see each image page for details.

 

36. Picography

http://picography.co
Picography by Hidden Depth provides stunning photography for use however you like. Free hi-resolution photos.

 

37. re:splashed

http://www.resplashed.com
963 free HD images for your web and design projects. A weekend project by @twanlass. Images sourced by the fine folks at Crew.

 

38. Smithsonian Institution

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian
The photos you see here are a sample of the more than 13 million images in some seven hundred collections in the museums, archives, and research centers. These collections contain photographs collected from outside sources in addition to those taken by Smithsonian staff, and represent a broad range of subjects and themes in the fields of art, history, culture, and science.

 

39. Skitterphoto

http://skitterphoto.com
All images on this website are completely free to use for any purpose. When pictures are published on skitterphoto, they are released into the public domain using creative commons CC0. A credit is appreciated, but not necessary.

 

40. Stokpic

http://stokpic.com
As a photographer Ed Gregory takes a lot of photos and most of them will never be seen by anyone. They just sit on hard drives, hidden, so he thought why not let people put them to use. Although the photos are free he still believes photography is a beautiful art form that should be treated with care and great respect. So he is giving every photo on this site away for free in full hi resolution. Simple.

 

41. Superfamous

http://superfamous.com
The Superfamous Images are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes as long as credit is provided. All images are by Folkert Gorter.

 

42. Travel Coffee Book

http://travelcoffeebook.com
Sharing beautiful travel moments. All photos are listed under cc0. That means you can do whatever you want with them.

 

43. Death to the Stock Photo

http://deathtothestockphoto.com
A photo & inspiration haven for creatives crushing their path. Death to the Stock Photo had files upon files of their own photos gathering dust. They figured: why not spread ‘em around?

 

44. Negative Space

http://negativespace.co
All the photos and raw files on this website are distributed under the CC0 creative commons license. That means that you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission or give attibution.

 

45. Free Food Photos

http://freefoodphotos.com
FreeFoodPhotos.com provides a wide selection of quality food photography suitable for use by todays web and print designers. FreeFoodPhotos was launched in 2013 when two food lovers saw a complete lack on food photography ‘good taste’ to be found on free stock photography sites.

 

46. IM Free

http://www.imcreator.com/free
A curated collection of free web design resources, all for commercial use. Download free images from IM Free’s huge collection of unique, high quality photos.

 

47. freestocks.org

http://freestocks.org
Free stock photos – feel free to use them both in personal and commercial projects.

 

48. Tookapic

http://stock.tookapic.com/photos?filter=free
Currently, according to the site, there’s over 3500 totally free stock photos that are filed under the CC0 (Creative commons zero) license.
It’s completely free and once you sign up – go and browse! Remember to activate the filter “Free photos only”.

 

49. Ultra HD Wallpapers

http://www.uhdwallpapers.org
All the wonderful images featured can be saved and used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication, which means that are free even for commercial projects.
Remember the categories “CC0 Free Images ” and “Creative Commons Photos “.

 

50. Raumrot

http://raumrot.com
Stunning lifestyle imagery for modern creatives. What can I do with RaumRot photos? Use it for your commercial and personal works. Free for commercial use photo download. You must keep following attribution to the creator: Photo: Markus Spiske / raumrot.com / CC-BY.

 

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